Essential Apple Podcast 86: Doom and Gloom Cancelled

Recorded 6th May 2018

Mark is feeling under the weather again – although the weather here is decidedly pleasant for a change!
I am joined by Donny Yankellow to talk over this week’s news. Apple’s iPhone X is far from a flop, Apple had a record quarter raking in the cash hand over fist. Analysts were all way off… What Apple records about you; and whatever else we think of during the show.
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On this week’s show:



  • 5 big revelations from Apple’s surprising Q2 earnings call – Take this you snivelling curs of analysts, market predictors and general doomsayers – suck it up crybabies! – Cult of Mac
  • There’s an iPhone 7 Microphone Bug for Device on iOS 11.3 or Later – Mac Observer
  • Here’s What Apple Knows About You (Spoiler: Not Much) – LifeHacker
    • Apple: My request for all the data it had on me was eye-opening – USA Today
  • How to keep using Time Machine without AirPort or Time Capsule – Cult of Mac
  • Nice piece on the iMac Anniversary – 9to5 Mac


  • Oh wow – we really are living in the future where SF is real… – You Tube
  • RISC OS 5.24 released for Raspberry Pi – RISC Open


  • Phone scam targets Apple customers – KMBC


  • Petition calls on Apple to recall & replace failing butterfly MacBook Pro keyboards – 9to5 Mac


  • Vectornator Pro, the powerful vector graphic design software for iPad & iPhone is now free – 9to5Mac
  • Autodesk Sketchbook – App Store
  • VectorPaper+ – currently unavailable in the UK App Store (and quite likely no longer free in the US)

Nemo’s Hardware Store (41:50)

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